About Us

Here you can learn more about our history and our services.

About Child Care incorporates the services of ACE Early Learning Centre (previously 1-2-4 Early Learning Centre) located in Greenfields; A1 Fun Out of School Hours Care located in Greenfields and Mandurah; and ACE Austin Cove Out of School Hours Care.

Our Director, Sue Gilbert, began her childcare career as a primary school teacher. She studied a Diploma of Teaching, majoring in Early Childhood Education. Sue graduated from college in 1982 and taught for 5 years before leaving to start her family.

Whilst raising her family in QLD, Sue operated a caravan park for 8 years. She has taught in schools in Derby,Perth and Yarloop, and was also the operational teacher of Temple David Kindergarten. Sue then spent several years as a relief teacher across Mandurah and worked for Wanslea Family Services.

Sue moved on to start her first ACE After School Care Service in 2005, and upon doing this she realised that the community had a strong need for affordable and supportive, family-oriented early learning service, as well as a before and after school and vacation care program, to accommodate the needs of the ever growing amount of parents having to travel further for their work.

Sue then expanded the Out of School Hours program and added a  Vacation Care Program, which is now known as A1 Fun!

Sue acquired the property for the ACE Early Learning Centre ( previously named 124 Early Learning Centre) in 2010 and started the Early Learning Centre and also expanded the Out of School Hours program and added a  Vacation Care Program, which is now known as A1 Fun!

 Our programs are currently servicing 22 schools, thanks to a fleet of 5 buses over 2 regions and cares for a total of approximately 170 children per week, while their parents and/or carers work.

The About Child Care services provide the Peel and Murray Regions with supportive, flexible, and cost-effective child care solutions from babies to teens.

Find out about the services we provide here.

We also provide the very best educators and resources, along with tailored educational programs developed by our very own Early Childhood Teacher, Melissa Carvell. These programs are constantly reviewed and updated to ensure they are in line with each child’s individual needs and interests, and the National Quality Standards for Childcare.

Read more about our wonderful team of Educators here.

We aim to provide learning programs that not only develop, but also empower your child to grow and learn to be the best that they can be.

We aim to make a difference, and provide your child with a loving

‘Home away from Home’

Director: Sue Gilbert